What if your spouse were a borderline Type 2 diabetic? If you had the money, you could hire someone to follow her or him around the clock, sort of like a glorified personal trainer. Your spouse would make sure he or she took a daily mile-long walk, did some weight training to build muscle mass and would stop you from eating ice cream or cake or drinking a glass of wine.
A good idea – but too expensive, right?
It doesn’t have to be, because a new and highly efficient modality – digital therapeutics – has entered the picture. Commonly referred to as “software as a drug,” digital therapeutics relies on software to similarly deter your spouse from becoming diabetic – in tandem with online coaches, electronic messages and the use of social networks.